Parents with a new baby are almost always asked, “Is it a boy or a girl?” And the answer is almost always one or the other.
Imagine the New York Public Library cutting every manual in half daily, or more often, and sending every month entire halves to a library in London.
Nature’s prophet and Darwin’s challenger, Wallace’s effort was to restore nature to the “space-spirit hierarchy” it once knew.
“The category ‘mainstream science’ sounds plausibly neutral, capturing the sort of objective knowledge to which any well-educated adult should assent.”
Fans of H. G. Wells are probably familiar with his 1904 short story, “The Country of the Blind.”